50 Fun Easter Gifts for Kids (That Aren’t Massive Chocolate Bunnies)

From bath bombs to handbags

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Don’t get us wrong—we love seeing the look of joy on our kids’ faces as they rush around searching for treasure (read: candy) on Easter morning. The only thing that dampens our enthusiasm for the holiday is the challenge of putting together an Easter basket with gifts that will actually get some love. Yep, more than once we’ve wondered why we (um, the Easter Bunny) dropped all that cash at the dollar store on bunny ears and a bunch of other trinkets that were destined for the trash from day one.

That’s why the Easter Bunny is determined to do better this year—namely by gifting Easter games, toys and treats that actually reflect the recipient’s personal taste and continue to bring happiness well after the holiday has passed. Here, a list of the best Easter gifts for kids that they’re guaranteed to love.

The Best Easter Gifts for Kids At a Glance


Best for Young Readers

Pete The Cat: Big Easter Adventure

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Most Relaxing Toy

Mochi Mini Squishies

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Best for Babies

Infantino Textured Carrot Teether

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Best Pre-K Activity

A Colorful Easter (PETER COTTONTAIL) Watercolor Book

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Best for Car Enthusiasts

Little Blue Truck’s Springtime

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Best for Budding Comedians

1. Try Not to Laugh Challenge: Easter Joke Book for Kids

Easter Bunny Press & Howling Moon Press

  • Recommended Age: 6+

Help your kid get some of that goofy candy-fueled energy out with this book of laughs. The comedy here is clean and cringe-free, and your whole family will be grateful the Easter Bunny had the foresight to give your kids something to do when the egg hunt ends.

Best Surprise-and-Delight Toy

2. Hatchimals Colleggtibles


  • Recommended Age: 5+

It’s a little meta to put a basket inside an Easter basket, but hear us out. Your kid will enjoy hatching these little animals, and you will enjoy the fact that he found something egg-shaped and Easter-themed that’s not edible.

Best for Outdoorsy Types

3. Mint’s Colorful Life DIY Kites for Kids

Mint’s Colorful Life

  • Recommended Age: 4+

The sun is shining, spring is here—do you need another excuse to head outside? This three-pack of DIY kites might convince even the most screen-obsessed kid to step away from the TV. They can decorate their kite as they see fit, then send it soaring.

Best for Young Readers

4. Pete The Cat: Big Easter Adventure

Jame & Kimberly Dean

  • Recommended Age: 3+

A fun book for younger kids and a festive must-have for fans of Pete the Cat. The colors are bold and bright, the cat is cute and kids will love listening to a story about the Easter Bunny’s special sidekick (because even giant magical bunnies could use a helping hand).

Most Relaxing Toy

5. Mochi Mini Squishies


  • Recommended Age: 3+

Was that egg hunt a little too exciting? If you anticipate a meltdown this Easter, save your sanity by tucking these cute, squishy characters into your kid’s basket. Supersoft and easy to squeeze, they have major sensory appeal and are fabulous for small hands in need of a stress reliever.

Best for Babies

6. Infantino Textured Carrot Teether


  • Recommended Age: 0+

Baby’s first Easter? Great news: You get to eat all the candy. But don’t feel bad about it—your little bunny will be quite content chomping on this nubby carrot.

  • Recommended Age: 3+

Buy yourself a few minutes of quiet time by adding a painting project to your child’s Easter basket. The activity book provides an art project that’s suitable for older kids, and little ones will just enjoy smearing colors all over the page.

Best for Car Enthusiasts

8. Little Blue Truck’s Springtime

Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry

  • Recommended Age: 1+

If you’re the proud parent of a car fanatic, you have likely memorized the original Little Blue Truck book. Freshen up your storytime rotation with this new twist on an old favorite.

Best for Budding Artists

9. Jofan Sidewalk Chalk Easter Set


  • Recommended Age: 2+

You and your kid will likely benefit from some fresh spring air once that sugar high kicks in. She’ll hit the ground running...and when she’s out of steam, you can all collapse in the driveway for some chalk art therapy.

  • Recommended Age: 5+

Get your threenager a voice-activated bunny and you will be happy she’s bossing around a toy instead of you. We aren’t saying you should indulge your toddler’s tyrannical behavior, but she’ll definitely get a kick out of watching this critter scurry around and respond to her (many, many) commands.

Best Lawn Game

11. JOYIN Egg and Spoon Relay Game


  • Recommended Age: 5+

If you’re hosting an Easter gathering this year where multiple kids will be present and are wondering how to extend the fun when the egg hunt is done, this game has got you covered. After all, you can’t go wrong with a festive take on a backyard relay classic.

Most Timeless Gift

12. The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams and William Nicholson

A classic tearjerker that has stood the test of time. There are beautiful illustrations, a moving message about friendship and the transformative power of love. (Just save this one for bedtime, because it will go in one ear and out the other until all the candy has been consumed.)

Best Pocket-Sized Collectible

13. My Squishy Littles Multipack

My Squishy Little

  • Recommended Age: 4+

Unboxings remain all the rage, and if we're being honest, discovering what Mom and Dad packed in our lunch boxes each day was the OG. My Squishy Littles takes that experience to the next level, with two food-themed collectible figures tucked in each multipack. Fidget toy fans will love squishing and squeezing them; doll lovers will enjoy unwrapping their accessories and dressing them up.

Best Afternoon Craft

14. The Eggmazing Egg Decorator Kit

The Eggmazing Egg Decorator

  • Recommended Age: 4+

You already rush to open your baskets first thing in the morning, so pack in an activity to keep everyone busy that afternoon. The EggMazing Egg Decorator spins hardboiled eggs in place, so all you have to do is hold a marker up to it to create mesmerizing swirled and striped designs.

Best Confidence-Booster

15. Open the Joy Build Confidence Magic Kit

Open the Joy

  • Recommended Age: 6+

Believe it or not, learning magic does a lot for confidence and self-esteem. In fact, the mere thought of being able to impress an adult with professional level tricks will make almost any kid glow with pride, and that’s exactly what this top-notch magic kit accomplishes. The instructions are easy-to-follow and the tricks are pretty cool. Gift this to any kid who would benefit from a confidence-boosting activity that can be practiced independently and performed for a crowd.

Best All-in-One Easter Basket

16. Plush Animal Basket With Taffy


  • Recommended Age: 3+

This ready-made basket checks all the boxes—namely because all a kid really needs on Easter is a cute yellow chick to cuddle and a mouthful of taffy. Plus, the basket is reusable, and one can never have too many baskets. (Right?)

Best for LEGO Fans

17. Lego Easter Bunny


  • Recommended Age: 8+

This Lego set is petite enough to fit in an Easter basket and oh-so fitting for the occasion. Plus, this gift promises to keep the young Lego fanatic in your life entertained once the holiday activities wind down.

Best Game for Kids

18. Extreme Egg Toss


  • Recommended Age: 3+

Word on the street is that traditional egg tosses make the Easter Bunny want to cry. Enter, this clever and mess-free take on the classic—a plush talking egg that can recognize (and announce) when it has reached its breaking point. Toss this guy around indoors or out and everyone will be happy.

Best Egg Filler

19. Die-Cast Car Easter Eggs


  • Recommended Age: 2+

The car enthusiast in your life won’t even miss the candy when they open these Easter eggs and get their hands on the soft, rubber vehicles inside, which are outfitted with cute faces and roll like a dream. Scoop these up for a cute basket filler or for an egg hunt that won’t give your toddler a sugar rush.

Best for Bathtime

20. Easter Bath Bombs


  • Recommended Age: 2+

Give your kid the spa treatment this holiday with a bath bomb basket stuffer that’s just the right size and formula for their sensitive skin. These all-natural bath bombs are sweetly scented, oh-so moisturizing and guaranteed to add a little fun to the bathtime routine.

Snuggliest Toy

21. Manhattan Toy Theo Bunny

Manhattan Toy

  • Recommended Age: 1+

This floppy-eared stuffed animal from Manhattan Toy has a sweet, expressive face, downy soft fur and a bean-filled bod that’s made for loving and squeezing. In other words, this bunny has ‘forever friend’ written all over it.

Best Springtime Activity

22. Curious Critter Garden Kit

Modern Sprout

  • Recommended Age: 6+

Give your child the gift of a green thumb with this sweet indoor/outdoor activity, which consists of coloring a compostable lady bug and then using it as a marker for a freshly planted wildflower garden that (if all goes well) will bring beauty to the backyard. It’s a seasonal winner with mindfulness vibes that will take the edge off the Easter candy sugar high.

Best for Aspiring TikTok Stars

23. Sunset Projection Lamp


  • Recommended Age: 12+

Your teen’s been eying a sunset projection lamp since Christmas (when they were all on back order). Now they’re in stock everywhere—and available for Prime shipping—so your kid can finally create the right vibe for their TikToks. Who’s the cool mom now?

Best Bedtime Toy

24. Jellycat Bunny Lovey


  • Recommended Age: 1+

Jellycat makes quality plush toys that don’t cost too much (so you won’t want to cry when they come into contact with slime). This bunny lovey is supersoft and the ideal size for an Easter basket stuffer.

Best Costume

25. White Rabbit Dress-up Kit


  • Recommended Age: 8+

This whimsical bunny costume boasts tons of pretend play potential, and it’s special enough to give as a stand-alone gift. Pair it with a Mad Hatter tea party and Easter brunch will deliver lots of kid-friendly fun.

Most Magical Toy

26. Magic Crystal Growing Garden


  • Recommended Age: 8+

Celebrate the season with a science project that yields a spectacular landscape your kid can grow herself. This colorful crystal garden is a cinch to construct and guaranteed to get oohs and aahs from the under-ten set—just keep in mind that it likely won’t fit in a basket, so it’s best as a separate wrapped gift.

Most Fun Toy for Kids of All Ages

27. Dig Up Dinosaur Fossil Eggs


  • Recommended Age: 4+

Budding archaeologists will have a blast with this dino dig, which includes a dozen fossil eggs and all the tools required to excavate a set of prehistoric collectibles. This gift won’t fit in a basket, but it will provide plenty of festive fun once the egg hunt has come to an end.

Best Memory Game

28. Peek-a-doodle Doo

Fat Brain Toys

  • Recommended Age: 3+

Stick this exciting and brain-boosting memory game in an oversized basket or gift it separately—either way your child will be thrilled by the opportunity to search for hidden eggs any day of the year.

Best Slime Toy

29. Egg Yolk Slime


  • Recommended Age: 3+

News to no one: Slime is a kid-favorite—so this clever, raw egg variety of the beloved sensory toy is a no-brainer as far as basket stuffers go.

Best Outdoor Toy

30. Lydaz Bubble Lawn Mower


  • Recommended Age: 2+

This bubble-making lawn mower won’t fit in a basket, nor is it particularly festive. That said, we’re willing to bet your tot will put it to good use during the backyard Easter egg hunt and—this is important—continue to do so when the holiday is over.

Best Musical Toy

31. Musical Egg Maracas

Ipidipi Toys

  • Recommended Age: 1+

Turn on some tunes and let your baby feel the beat with these adorable, hand-painted wooden egg maracas. They’re just the right size for little hands to grasp and each one in the set of six makes a different sound, so they’re perfect for sensory exploration, too.

  • Recommended Age: 1+

Toddlers can’t resist the charm of New York Times bestselling author Tad Hills’ Duck and Goose characters, which is why we suggest you have them make a special holiday appearance in your child’s Easter basket this year.

Best Matching Game

33. Easter Egg Chicken


  • Recommended Age: 1+

Why not give your child’s matching and sorting skills a boost with a Montessori toy that fits the Easter theme? Bonus: Mother hen is a perfect storage container for these colorful plastic eggs, so you needn’t worry about creating clutter in the playroom.

Most Festive Fidget Toy

34. Jofan Easter Pop Fidget Toys


  • Recommended Age: 3+

These fidget toys are perfectly festive and every bit as satisfying as bubble wrap (but without the racket). Stuff a few in your child’s Easter basket and they’ll be able to wind down with some soothing sensory play when the sugar high starts to fade. Just be sure to hold onto one—you know, in case the Easter bunny needs some stress relief.

Best for Teens

35. Anthropologie Monogram Necklace


  • Recommended Age: 10+

Your kid’s outgrown a lot of the Easter basket staples, making filling the thing, well…tricky. This initial necklace is sure to impress. Surround it with some lotion, candles and plenty of candy, and you’ve got an instant hit on your hands.

Best Montessori Toy

36. Easter Magnetic Color and Number Maze


  • Recommended Age: 3+

The possibilities are endless with this festive puzzle board and the potential for fine motor skill honing is high. Plus, it’s an excellent way to keep a younger child occupied while you’re prepping (or eating) Easter brunch and after the celebrations have started to die down.

Goofiest Candy Basket Filler

37. Bunny Farts Cotton Candy

Little Stinker

  • Recommended Age: 3+

Parents who aren’t too keen on potty talk should proceed with caution (the warning is in the product name) but if you’re looking for a silly basket filler that satisfies a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with this cotton candy treat. And come on—who doesn’t think it’s funny that a mythical holiday bunny who delivers treats might also toot puffs of cotton candy? (Just saying.)

Best Toy for Toddlers

38. Toomies Hide & Squeak Easter Eggs


  • Recommended Age: 1+

These little pipsqueaks make for an undeniably cute and festive gift for toddlers and boast the added benefit of helping young children make important developmental strides involving color matching, shape recognition and fine motor skills. Best of all, there’s no electronic noise involved here, so the squeaking is subdued and creates just the right amount of noise to keep a little one engaged without anyone getting overstimulated (or extremely irritated).

Best Jewelry Making Kit

39. Butterfly Friends Jewelry Making Kit

Alex Hillson

  • Recommended Age: 4+

This sweet jewelry making kit comes in a butterfly-shaped case that smacks of spring and contains a wide array of beads, baubles and charms, like adorable tiny mushrooms, woodland creatures, tassels and more. Kids can exercise their creativity and string them however they see fit on the included gold chain to make a whole bunch of wearable art (up to four necklaces or eight bracelets) that will inspire pride.

Best Gift for Nature Lovers

40. Tender Leaf Toys My Botanical Press

Tender Leaf Toys

  • Recommended Age: 6+

Slip this beautiful wooden flower press book into your child’s Easter basket and when the egg hunt is over send them out on a nature scavenger hunt. It’s a lovely way to celebrate the season that yields an eye-pleasing keepsake that any kid will cherish.

Cutest Wearable Gift

41. Bunny Pocket Necklace

Meri Meri

  • Recommended Age: 7+

Here, a tiny padded felt bunny sits in a metallic leatherette pouch and hangs from a pink enamel chain. There’s not much more to say except that you can file this festive piece of jewelry under “seriously cute.”

Best Tween Beauty Gift

42. Egg-stra Sweet Lip Balm Trio


  • Recommended Age: 8+

So your tween is growing up too fast and asking to wear makeup, but the Easter Bunny knows better. Gift your Swiftie girl a lip balm trio instead for a happy compromise—that’s what we call a holiday win.

  • Recommended Age: 6+

OK, they’re a little more spherical than Easter eggs, but it’s close enough to fit the holiday theme and the hands-on gemstone excavation activity is both engaging and educational. Unbox the gift and make it part of the Easter egg hunt so kids can discover something with real treasure inside that isn’t candy, or make it a follow up present that finishes off the festivities—either way, it’s pretty neat.

Best Religous Craft

44. Easter Crosses Wood Project

Whisker Works

  • Recommended Age: 8+

This simple lacing craft is an activity that produces a colorful and meaningful ornament that can be hung on the Christmas tree or used as an Easter decoration for years to come. Plus, the process is entirely mess-free and helps hone fine motor skills, too.

Best Personalized Gift

45. Personalized Flower Handbag


  • Recommended Age: 8+

Tweens will go wild for this adorable crossbody bag, which boasts a lovely daisy applique that’s very fitting for the season and a solid artificial leather construction that can withstand years of wear. You don’t have to personalize it, but we recommend it for an extra special touch.

Best Edibile Gift

46. Smash Egg with Easter Candy


  • Recommended Age: 3+

There’s a chocolate bunny, sure, but no Easter basket is complete without a more interactive treat—particularly for kids with a penchant for destruction. Enter the smash egg—a glorious and quite large milk chocolate egg with a mallet that can and most certainly will be used to access the jelly bean, M&M and peep treasure within.

Best Decorative Item

47. Ukrainian Hand Painted Easter Egg


  • Recommended Age: 7+

These gorgeous hand painted tchotchkes put the plastic egg hunt staple to shame. Include them in a holiday hunt and then kids will have not only candy, but also a keepsake that’s worthy of a spot on the mantel and will be cared for like treasure. Best of all, they’re made of wood so they aren’t going to break if a kid gets overzealous.

Best Personalized Bracelet

48. Easter Wish Bracelet


  • Recommended Age: 5+

This dainty and delicate piece of wrist candy is a very budget-friendly basket stuffer that leans into the magic of the festivities—namely because the intention is for the wearer to make a wish on it. (Ten more Cadbury Cream Eggs, please.)

Best New Easter Tradition

49. Peep on a Perch

Andrea Posner-Sanchez and Random House

  • Recommended Age: 3+

Presenting the Easter version of Elf on the Shelf—a not-too-scary plush specter (it’s a peep, guys) that comes in a boxed set with a book. If the recipient plays by the rules, the end result will be better manners, helpful behavior and (hopefully) no tantrums thrown for one more piece of Easter candy.

  • Recommended Age: 8+

When it comes to brain boosting puzzles you can never go wrong with a Rubik’s cube and this throwback gift—designed to look exactly like the original 1980s model—is the perfect basket stuffer.

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